Basic Concepts of IT (ECDL Module 1)

1 Day Course
Code ECDLMI01

This course has been retired. Please view currently available User ECDL Training Courses.

Modules

Topics Covered (45 topics)

  • What is a Computer?
  • Why Have a PC?
  • How the PC Works
  • Hardware Explained
  • Input Hardware
  • Process Hardware
  • Storage Devices
  • Output Hardware
  • Other Optional Devices
  • Peripheral Devices
  • Networking Explained
  • What is a Network?
  • Workgroups
  • Network Basics
  • Security
  • Layout
  • Types of PC Available
  • Software
  • What is Software?
  • Systems Software
  • What is a Directory?
  • Types of Application Software
  • Systems Development
  • The Internet and E-mail
  • Internet Addressing
  • Internet Service Providers
  • Newsgroups
  • Browsing Web Pages
  • Searching the World Wide Web
  • Overview of Electronic Mail
  • The Telephone Network in Computing
  • Computers in Today's Society
  • IT and Society
  • Information Society
  • The Year 2000
  • Electronic Commerce
  • A Healthy and Safe Workplace
  • A Good Working Environment
  • Ergonomics and Good Practice
  • Security, Copyright and the Law
  • Data Security
  • Computer Viruses
  • Copyright
  • Data Protection Act the PC

Prerequisites

This course is designed for users who are new to working with PCs and IT in general.

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